was arrested on cocaine charges and sentenced to 90 days in jail.
John David Jackson
was among the first East Coast rappers influenced by Southern hip hop sounds.
After Hurricane Katrina, _____ opened his house to the victims in an effort to help them have a place to stay.
Christopher Charles Lloyd
was shot twice in September 2001, by what is believed to be stray gunfire in his neighborhood.
Shawn Corey Carter
is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
has been praised for his ability to create a 'devastating match between lyrics and production'
Barry Adrian Reese
his first album,_______ ________ is divided into three parts
LaRon Louis James
After being pulled over for driving with a suspended license, a search by police of _______'s Bentley found a bag of marijuana, 29 bullets and $19,500 in cash inside a plastic bag filled with Jolly Ranchers.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III
is the best-selling artist of the decade, and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide to date, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.
claims to be the king of the South, but fails to show and prove.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
MTV listed _______ number two on their 2009 list of the Hottest MCs In The Game.
Jayceon Terrell Taylor
is considered to be a driving force in bringing back the West Coast hip hop scene into the mainstream and competing with many of his East Coast counterparts.
attracted some controversy and condemnation from commentator Bill O'Reilly, who labeled him a 'smear merchant' due to lyrics in the song 'Why?'
Christopher Brian Bridges
Bill O'Reilly called for all Americans to boycott Pepsi products, saying that _______'s lyrics glamorize a 'life of guns, violence, drugs and disrespect of women'
Algernod Lanier Washington
played on the football team, was crowned Homecoming King, and was named the 'Best Dressed' student of his class.
William Leonard Roberts II
took his stage name from the drug trafficker 'Freeway' _____ ____, to whom he has no connection.
is a southern rapper from the northern side of Memphis, Tennessee.
Curtis James Jackson III
After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000.
founded the L.I.F.E Foundation, which opens its doors to underprivileged children through various programs such as art, music, poetry and sports
Cordozar Calvin Broadus
is an avid fan of hometown teams Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Lakers. _______ is also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan
Andre Romelle Young
As a producer he is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk
was born and raised in the 13th Ward of Uptown New Orleans
Alvin Nathaniel Joiner
is an American rapper, actor, and television personality. He is also known for hosting MTV's ____ __ ____.
For the 2005 film XXX: State of the Union, ______ performed the single 'Get XXX'd' with Petey Pablo and Ebony Eyez.
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale
has found his greatest success not in solo projects, but in collaborations with other hip-hop artists.
Christopher N. Dorsey
He claims to have left the label over a financial dispute with the lables owners
DeShaun Dupree Holton
was killed by a gunshot to the head.
Byron O. Thomas
On November 28, 2007, ______ _____'s sister Angela Bryant was found dead in her Algiers, New Orleans, home. Thomas' two children, ages 2 and 7, were found tied up inside the home but neither were injured.
DeAndre Cortez Way
Ice-T criticized Way for 'killing hip-hop' and told Way to 'eat a dick'.
is a member of the 1017 Brick Squad,
In 2008 she appeared in the July issue of XXL magazine, Later that year, she won Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards.
Robyn R. Fenty
serves as one of Barbados's honorary cultural ambassadors.
Katrina Laverne Taylor
On March 29, 2010 _______ appeared on The Mo'Nique Show to address the recently leaked nude photos and her forthcoming album Amazin'.
Kimberly Denise Jones
served a yearlong prison sentence for lying to a jury about her friends' involvement in a shooting four years earlier.
Shad Gregory Moss
dropped the 'Lil' from his stage name in April 2002
Faheem Rasheed Najm
Throughout his career as a singer, ______ has extensively used the Auto-Tune pitch correction effect.
Robert Sylvester Kelly
has had several sex scandals, indicted on several counts of child pornography in 2002.
Terius Youngdell Nash
married wife Nivea in 2004, and had three children together. However, he filed for divorce in December 2007 and has since married singer Christina Milian
Jonathan Mortimer Smith
is famous for his catchphrases, 'YEAHHH!', 'WHAT?', 'HEY!', 'LET'S GO!', 'OKAY!', and 'GET CRUNK!'.
Sean John Combs
In addition to his clothing line, Combs owns an upscale restaurant chain called Justin's, named after his son.
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